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Police: Northern Ireland

Volume 698: debated on Tuesday 5 February 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many officers of the Police Service of Northern Ireland have been forced to leave their homes due to intimidation in the past six months. [HL1609]

I have been advised by the PSNI that five police officers have been forced to move home during the past six months compared to 10 officers during the same period in the previous year.

Owing to security implications I am unable to provide details on the cases in question.

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many terrorist attacks against Police Service of Northern Ireland officers there have been in the past six months. [HL1610]

The Chief Constable has confirmed that seven terrorist attacks against the Police Service of Northern Ireland have taken place in the past six months. Attacks of this nature are to be deplored and I urge anyone with any information to contact the police.